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Honda FIT: More Room Than You Think

Honda has released the third generation of the Fit, which is popular with college grads and Dads thanks to its long list of high-tech features and surprisingly good storage room. Storage room? Really? Well thanks to the FIT's Magic Seat in the rear, this vehicle can be set up in 4 different modes: utility, long, tall, and refresh.

The entire rear seat folds up vertically when you have taller items to carry, and when you flip down the passenger seat in front and the rear seat in the back, you get a cargo space more than 7 feet long...easily enough to carry skis or even a surf boaard. And given this car's sub-compact size and price, you can see why its so popular with singles and families just starting out.

Track Results
MPH 0 to 60 (sec) 11.0 Quarter Mile Time (sec) 18.3
MPH 50 to 70 (sec) 7.2 70 to 0 MPH Braking Time (sec) 4.3
Quarter Mile Top Speed (mph) 81.8 70 to 0 MPH Braking Distance (ft) 199

Highway Results
Actual MPG 40.1 Sound Level Hwy dB(A) 70 dB(a)
Estimated Hwy MPG 33 Turning Radius (ft)
Percent Change Actual vs. EPA +21.0    

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Mechanical Specifications
Standard Engine In-Line 4-cylinder Transmission 5-speed manual or automatic (Sport)
Displacement 1497 Suspension Front MacPherson Strut
Fuel System Gas Suspension Rear Torsion-beam
Horse Power 117 @ 6600 Steering Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Torque 106 @ 4800 Brakes Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Drum Brakes

Overall Height (in) 60.0 Headroom 40.4 / 39.0 (front/rear)
Overall Width (in) 66.7 Shoulder room 52.7 / 51.3
Overall Length (in) 161.6 Leg room 41.3 / 34.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 Seating Capacity 5
Bed Length (in) Off-Highway
Bed Height (in) Approach/Departure angle (degrees)
Interior front/second/third row seats 90.8 passenger volume Ground Clearance (in)

Weights and Capacities
Curb Weight (lbs) 2496 or 2540 (Sport) Cargo volume (cu ft) behind front/second-row/third-row seats 57.3 seat down
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs) Fuel tak (gal) 10.6

Tires and Mileage
Standard Tire 175 / 65 R15 84S Optional Tire
Spare Tire T135 / 80 D15 99M Fuel Economy EPA estimates (city/highway/combined) 27 / 33 / 29 (manual) ; 28 / 35 / 31 (automatic)